The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 SOC WindForce 5X is surely an exciting product. It features a completely redesigned PCB with an 8-phase GPU power system and durable Super Overclock components which are going to ensure stability and long service life. The GPU was selected through the GPU Gauntlet program. The dual BIOS offers special settings optimized for nitrogen-based cooling. There are control points for measuring key voltages. Hardcore overclockers will appreciate these features whereas ordinary users will like the high factory clock rates, the efficient WindForce 5X cooler, and the competitive pricing.
On the other hand, the cooling system of this stylish and truly monumental product is far from quiet and requires a roomy computer case with proper ventilation. Besides, such top-end graphics cards are expected to come with more and better accessories. Some other minor advantages, like 4 instead of 2 GB of onboard memory, would also be nice.
Our overall impression about the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 SOC WindForce 5X is highly positive, though. And we decided to award it our Ultimate Innovation title for unique design: